Re: onomatopoetic animal sounds
|From:||Bjorn Kristinsson <bjornkri@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 19, 2001, 2:11|
Phew. Back from my easter vacation, my mailbox has filled up nicely :)
> Pig, Icelandic ?rýt rýta
> Nah, "rýt" is nothing; that's not the sound. We simply don't have
> any sound
> word for that.
Hmm... how about "hrín, hrína"? I like "rýta" more than "hrína" as the verb,
but "hrín" is a tad better than "rýt", though I'm not sure if it's used
alot. Pigs aren't something I talk about very frequently :)
> Icelandic pip pipa
> Add an accent: "píp, pípa".
I have to admit I've don't remember ever hearing that... Must be a southern
thing ;) I'd say "tíst, tísta" was a more generally used form. (?)
> Anyway, applause for nice work :)
Common sense isn't.